Vidal Bendito, Tomàs

  • Departament de Geografia
  • Universitat de Barcelona
  • c/ Montalegre, 6 08021 Barcelona
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Tomàs Vidal Bendito is retired professor of Human Geography at the University of Barcelona. A disciple of Jean Bisson and Joan Vilà Valentí, his degree thesis was on the evolution of agriculture and rural property on the island of Minorca and the doctoral thesis on the rural depopulation of Catalonia. He obtained his doctorate in 1974 at the University of Barcelona. A specialist in population geography, he is the author of numerous publications on migratory movements, demographic transition and techniques for demographic analysis. He has done work in thematic cartography and created and directed the Atlas Socioeconòmic de Catalunya (Barcelona, 1980-1981). In recent years he has taken part in diverse research projects into the history of cartography, centring his research on the territorial evolution of the island of Minorca and, especially, the history of its cartographic image.